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Climate Change
1:00 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Bullock: burning coal will continue into the foreseeable future

Credit mt.gov

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report at the end of March.

The panel, established by the United Nations, continues to point to the vast majority of scientific research indicating human activity is a primary driver of our warming global climate.

In Montana, research suggests a future with lower mountain snowpack, hotter drier summers, and more severe wildfires.

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Public Radio Week Special
10:55 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Montana Musicians Join John Floridis, Live

Jessie of The Lil' Smokies.

4/8/14: Join host John Floridis as he welcomes a flock of Montana musicians into the studio this afternoon from 1:00-2:00pm for a special Public Radio Week edition of "Musicians' Spotlight." Luke Dowler, Kristi Neumann and The Lil' Trio (members of the Lil' Smokies, with John Dunnigan) will perform, with help on-mic from Jenn Adams and Tom Catmull. Call 243-6400 or (800) 325-1656 or pledge online at mtpr.org.

 

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MTPR Music
10:29 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Stan Howe, In-Person on "The Folk Show"

Stan Howe

4/8/14: Join us this afternoon between 2:06-4:00pm as Stan Howe joins John Myers and Beth Anne Austein for the annual Public Radio Week "Folk Show." Expect songs about riding, pining, Rockies and springtime, loose change and sparing a dime, as well as stories about Stan's recent adventures in recording. John will improvise puns, Beth Anne will audibly roll her eyes, and your phone calls will add background cacophony. (800) 325-1565 or 243-6400 or mtpr.org to contribute.

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Commentary
8:53 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Confusing Politics and Economics in Electric Supply Decisions

Confusing Politics and Economics in Electric Supply Decisions

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MTPR Program Highlights
10:12 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

April 10 - 16

Here are MTPR program highlights for April 10 – April 16, 2014

THURSDAY- April 10, 2014

9:05 a.m. Morning Classics with Michael Marsolek and guests

11:00 a.m. Freeforms with Zed and guests

1:00 p.m MTPR special shorts; the best of short form and comedic pieces from the public radio universe

2:06 p.m. Jazz Sessions - A variety of jazz tunes and styles with Terry Conrad

4:00 p.m. The Pea Green Boat with Annie Garde – a show for children of all ages

7:30 p.m. The Write Question – Highlights from past programs with Zed and Chérie Newman

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Trapping Initiative
12:29 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Should Montana ban trapping on public lands?

l to r: Toby Walrath, president of the Montana Trappers Association, and Tom Gignoux of the anti-trapping group "Trap Free Montana Public Lands"
Credit Sally Mauk

Opponents of trapping hope to get enough signatures to get Initiative 169 - which would ban trapping on public lands - on the November ballot.
    The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks department reports there are between 5000 and 6000 trapping licenses sold annually. In 2012 those trappers caught 67,000 furbearers - everything from beaver to wolverine. They also, unintentionally, caught an occasional dog, and other non-targeted animals. 

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-Spring Pledge
10:40 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Make a Pledge and See the Premiums

Credit Neal Weigert

Make a Pledge and See the Premiums Here! 

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The Write Question
6:43 am
Mon April 7, 2014

"The Moment"

Jane Hilberry

In those days, Betty Crocker
always called for sifted flour, and so
in homes across America, women sifted.
When my mother's mother turned
the wobbly red knob, hulls and stones
jumped in the wire basket,
but by my mother's time
the flour was fine—
now women sifted to achieve
precision, purity, perfection.
It made the white flour whiter.
Then flour came in bags,
already sifted, and women stopped
making their own cakes and bread,
and didn't have time anyway
for sifting. But for a flicker

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Tax Assistance
4:33 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Low income Montanans eligible for property tax assistance

  Elected officials in the Helena area are trying to remind people about their options for reducing their state property taxes.

Those opportunities exist for veterans, elderly and people of low income. 

Leaders are looking to educate at the Helena Food Share. 

  Click here for information on the Property Tax Assistance Program

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Senate candidate
2:53 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Democratic Senate candidate Dirk Adams says he’s the one who can beat Steve Daines

Democratic Senate candidate Dirk Adams
Credit Dirk Adams for Senate campaign

Born in Nebraska, educated at Harvard, with stints as a New York trial attorney, California banker and now Montana rancher - Dirk Adams of Wilsall wants to be Montana's next U.S. Senator. The political newcomer Adams is running against former lieutenant governor John Bohlinger and recently-appointed Senator John Walsh in the June democratic primary.

In this feature interview, Adams talks with News Director Sally Mauk about his background, why he's running, and his stance on the issues.

 

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